Since the inception of PT Coupling, we have held strong to a belief in the highest standards of quality, integrity, and service. We are happy to report that a new tool for working toward these goals is now available for purchase from the NAHAD website: the new Hose Safety Institute Handbook.
The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD) promotes the highest standards of professionalism and integrity within the hose and accessories industry, and its resources support quality, safety and reliability in hose assembly. NAHAD’s newly revised and streamlined Handbook provides a single source for hose assembly safety guidelines (formerly 5 separate sources). The comprehensive, up-to-date, one-of-a-kind Hose Safety Institute Handbook even includes new tests just released this month, January 2013.
PT Coupling is proud to have played a role in the Handbook’s development. Amy Parrish was on the Core Team, reviewing the tests and participating in the pilots; and PT Coupling continues to stay connected and contribute to the organization. We plan to promote NAHAD’s best practices by ensuring that each of our manufacturer reps own a copy of this resource, then we’re even purchasing the tests ourselves so that all of our sales reps will be fully certified.
It is vital to our mission to ensure we have the fullest possible understanding of best practices and guidelines in order to deliver the level of quality and safety our customers have come to expect.
Welcome to the new PT Coupling Company blog! As part of our continued efforts to provide service and add value for our customers, we’ve dedicated this space to delivering timely information relevant to our industry.
P-T Coupling has a history of finding ways to increase efficiency and add value. In business since 1951, we began as a small machining and drilling shop then quickly became the go-to source for the cam and groove style hose couplings that customers still come to us for today. Our quick connect/disconnect industrial hose fittings became a standard product in 1955, and by 1960 we were selling them worldwide. We have since undertaken various acquisitions and expansions, most recently including PUNCH-LOK® (hose clamps, fittings, bandings, and related installation tools), ProGrip™ (crimp sleeves and ferrules for hose fittings and related products), and this year’s Safety-Bump products. All three operations were moved to our Enid, Oklahoma headquarters.
Originally founded by R.C. Parrish, then presided over by his son Jim Parrish-CEO, along with 22 years of experience and leadership PT is now being led by the 3rd generation; Matt Parrish serving as President of PT and Amy Parrish leads the Marketing department, PT Coupling’s family has grown with the employment of hundreds of people serving millions of customers worldwide. All the while, holding fast to the values of our original modest one-man jobbing machine shop:
- Quality: We take pride in our ability to produce complex castings with special heat treating and precision machining requirements. PT Coupling is ISO 9001 certified.
- Service: We have built our business on long-term customer relationships, accomplished by meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Fifteen warehouses in the USA and Canada ship product to our customers within 24 hours.
- Integrity: We promote fairness and honesty in all business dealings throughout our organization – with our valued employees, vendors, suppliers and customers. And, all products made in USA!
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